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Stock Investing 101: Bought My First Security, Now what?

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So you just started investing and you purchased your first security, now what?

Wheather you’re using an investing app or you opened a brokerage fund account, congratulations! It takes courage to start investing in the stock market and it may often feel lonely. Here a few things you need to understand now that you are a stock investor.

Knowledge is Power

Intelligent investors always keep up political and business news. This is necessary because the news will help you keep up with company announcements, or when to buy or sell. Now, you don’t have to read the newspaper every morning for breakfast like your grandpa does (though that’s not a bad idea either), but this may be as simple as subscribing to a few business apps such as Bloomberg, WSJ ( Wall Street Journal), or Market Watch. Take a few minutes every morning to read about recent earnings reports or business updates on the companies you’re invested in.

Emotional Rollercoaster

Depending on your investing style, DO NOT let the fluctuating prices changes keep you up at night. Many investors understand to not place all of their life savings into the stocks market. It’s crucial to have a separate emergency savings account and investments to hold long-term. This will give you financial stability in your personal finances because that’s what you want, right?

Always keep in mind that when you invest in the stock market, you need to research and view your investment as if your buying a business. However, if you lose money on a bad investment, step back and recreate a strategy that will work for your investing style.

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